I Am Knowledge Worker 2.0


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My presentation from the Office 2.0 Conference. It's a discussion on the changing nature of knowledge workers and how their organisations can help them be better at their jobs and more productive.

The slides alone don't make quite as much sense as they do with the audio.

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  • I just found this!! Thanks so much!! I was looking on how to do a knowledge share/transfer after attending a conference on KM .. love you!!
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  • It is amazing how regularly this great presentation comes back into my mind :-) Building up a CoWorkingSpace where knowledge workers 2.0 will be essential and are already part of the tribe.

    The place is an old ballroom in the City of Dresden, which can be found under the group CoOrpheum at Facebook.

    Thanks Trib for sharing your insights and they resonate very much with my own experience as a Knowledge Worker 2.0 for about a decade now.
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  • Still the best talk and presentation on the topic :-) I love it - thanks to my dear friend @Marigo I know of it.
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  • a tranditional western presentation,thanks for sharing
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  1. 1. I Am Knowledge Worker 2.0 Stephen Collins Hear me roar acidlabs
  2. 2. Definitely not!
  3. 3. Who am I?
  4. 4. Who (and what) is Knowledge Worker 2.0?
  5. 5. “... works primarily with information or... develops and uses knowledge in the workplace.” Peter Drucker, Landmarks of Tomorrow, 1959
  6. 6. Work has changed from...
  7. 7. making things...
  8. 8. to knowing things
  9. 9. BigCorp Pty Ltd They’re here. And here. And here. And here. And here. Where they should be.
  10. 10. Content People Organisational Records Psychologist Manager Subject Experts Information Architect Researcher HR Manager Knowledge Manager Web Strategist Organisational DBA Marketer Development Research Corporate Manager Scientist Comms Manager Business CIO Industry Analyst CFO Manager CEO Project Manager Software Developer Business Analyst Systems Analyst IT Manager Web Developer Technology Business Original version by Patrick Lambe, Straits Knowledge http://www.greenchameleon.com/gc/blog_detail/on_becoming_extinct/
  11. 11. Knowledge Worker 1.0 are forced to look like this ‣ limited location ‣ limited roles ‣ inside the wall ‣ stuck at a desk (and stuck using email and other standard tools) ‣ custodian of information ‣ knowledge as process ‣ uses rigid ways of organising information
  12. 12. Knowledge Worker 2.0 looks like this ‣ all over the organisation ‣ broad skills on a solid base ‣ not bound to one place ‣ connects with colleagues, peers and client community everywhere ‣ understands “the way we do things around here” ‣ uses many tools ‣ no particular age ‣ knowledgeable, interested, engaged, contributing ‣ shares and distributes information freely
  13. 13. Skills
  14. 14. Synthesizers
  15. 15. T-Shaped
  16. 16. Fuzzy
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/geek4x4/237306157/ Which is not the same as this...
  18. 18. Bursty vs. Busy
  19. 19. “The burst economy, enabled by the Web, works on innovation, flat knowledge networks, and discontinuous productivity.” Anne Truitt Zelenka, Web Worker Daily http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/04/19/busyness-vs-burst-why-corporate-web-workers-look-unproductive/
  20. 20. Creative
  21. 21. Innovative
  22. 22. Intellectually present
  23. 23. Not tied to a desk
  24. 24. Continuous Partial Attention
  25. 25. The world is my water cooler (and my meeting room)
  26. 26. “Networked, social-based opportunities are so explosive today that when we pursue them we’re flung forward at pace.” James Governor, RedMonk http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor/2007/04/17/hyper-productivity-and-information-saturation-economics/
  27. 27. Seeding the fertile mind
  28. 28. At enlightened, forward-thinking companies, managers understand the connection between learning, innovation, and higher productivity — in fact, employees at these companies may even be encouraged to spend time learning and experimenting with new technologies.” Joe McKendrick, FASTForward http://fastforwardblog.com/2007/04/16/enterprise-20s-productivity-perception-paradox/
  29. 29. Wide range of tools
  30. 30. “One of the most interesting things for me about these classes has been how often students bring up one specific concern; that people who use the new tools heavily — who post frequently to an internal blog, edit the corporate wiki a lot, or trade heavily in the internal prediction market — will be perceived as not spending enough time on their ‘real’ jobs.” Prof. Andrew McAfee, HBS http://blog.hbs.edu/faculty/amcafee/index.php/faculty_amcafee_v3/the_pursuit_of_busyness/
  31. 31. Fail gloriously (and often)
  32. 32. Motivation?
  33. 33. Generation Y
  34. 34. Anyone. It’s situational.
  35. 35. How can I add value?
  36. 36. How do I get value?
  37. 37. Outta here...
  38. 38. Engagement
  39. 39. Community
  40. 40. Co-workers
  41. 41. Management
  42. 42. Clients and customers
  43. 43. Conversation
  44. 44. Culture
  45. 45. Aware
  46. 46. Share
  47. 47. Care
  48. 48. Learn
  49. 49. No walls
  50. 50. Authority from knowledge rather than power
  51. 51. Imagine http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnight_trucker/376653652/
  52. 52. Licensing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ http://www.slideshare.net/trib
  53. 53. Like the cool pictures? iStockphoto.com, LuckyOliver.com and Flickr
  54. 54. Stephen Collins trib@acidlabs.org skype: trib22 +61 410 680722 www.acidlabs.org twitter.com/trib www.linkedin.com/in/stephencollins strategies, tools and processes to empower knowledge workers
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